Research Explorer upgrade is now complete

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We are pleased to announce that the upgrade to Research Explorer, the University’s research profile platform has now taken place. As part of this upgrade, you may notice some temporary degradation on Research Explorer whilst the upgrade is configured. We hope to minimise this disruption as much as possible.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our preview and provided feedback, we have compiled a selection of feedback and how we have or will try to address it here.

What do I need to do?

You do not need to take any action as part of the upgrade. Your profile has automatically updated, and your existing data has now transferred. You can continue to manage your research profile as you do now.

You may wish, however, to use this opportunity to review your existing profile and ensure it is up to date and/or review the updated training and guidance materials on the Pure website which covers the new functionality available (including Fingerprinting and configuring the UN SDG tags).

What if I don’t have a profile yet?

You can set up a new profile using the guidance on the Pure Support website , where you’ll also find a best practice guide to support PGRs and researchers with creating a successful profile.

How can I access support for this upgrade?

New training and guidance materials is now available to users via the Pure Support website  

In addition, we are also hosting in-person drop-in sessions across campus at the start of 2023. You can visit our pop-up stand at the following locations and dates where you are welcome to come along and ask any questions you may have.

Date 1Date 2Location
25/01/2023 12-1pm 15/02/2023 12-1pmMECD foyer
18/01/2023 12-1pm08/02/2023 12-1pmAlliance MBS Foyer
 11/01/2023 12-1pm01/02/2023 12-1pmStopford foyer
13/01/2023 12-1pm03/02/2023 12-1pmNGI – 3rd floor seating area

Help and support

If you have any questions on the upgrade, please go to the Pure Support website, or contact the team at

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